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It is often said that Broome’s pearling industry is as rich in culture as it is in pearls. Come and experience a fascinating insight to Broome’s unique heritage at
Pearl Luggers, in the heart of Broome’s ‘Chinatown’.
Learn the perils of the deep and discover first hand what made the pearl divers life so hazardous and what drove so many to put their lives at risk. Was it the riches, the status or just the lure of the pearl?
Through daily guided tours and enthralling stories learn of the impact pearling has had upon Northern Australia and why such a large number of nationalities were enticed, often by force, into our pearling industry.
View two of the last surviving and perfectly restored pearling luggers, the vessel synonymous with Broome, surrounded by a reconstructed tidal jetty and an authentic pearlers store. Filled with memorabilia from actual hard hat diving suits to the hand-powered pumps that fed precious air to the deep sea divers below, this store provides the backdrop for an entertaining and enlightening insight into the development of pearling.
Let us take you on one of the most fascinating historical journeys in Western Australia. Audiences are captivated as 150 years of Broome’s unique maritime and pearling heritage unfolds in the very environment where the history was made – amongst the mangroves on the foreshore of Roebuck Bay’s Dampier Creek.
The Pearl Luggers grounds are located right in the heart of ‘Chinatown’. It features two fully rigged and restored ‘workhorses of the sea’ the Sam Male and the DMcD and is without doubt the closest link to the pearling era of long ago where daily life ebbed and flowed with the comings and goings of the great pearl luggers fleets.
Ph. (08) 9192 0022
Fax. (08) 9192 0099
31 Dampier Terrace
Western Australia 6725
P.O. BOX 116
Western Australia 6725
Want to know more about modern pearling? Please go to www.williecreekpearls.com.au
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If you are planning to undertake this trip YOU MUST SEEK OUT other authoritative advice and information - eg visitor centres
Outback travel can be a very exciting adventure but it also can be very hazardous especially off road and in remote and isolated areas.
Your Outback trip should only be undertaken after lengthy and careful planning, plus having plenty of water, fuel, food, working communication devices etc
Understand the distances between fuel stops by ringing ahead and checking with the roadhouses, cattle stations and visitor centres - that what you want is at the next stop.
Understand what is the best time of year to travel and what is not, understand your vehicle and its capabilities and how to repair it plus have spare tyres (Min 2 extra)
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